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August 10, 2016

Congratulations, Beth Symes, on being named one of the best lawyers in Canada


Millard & Company would like to congratulate Beth Symes on being named one of the Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Labour and Employment. Beth has over 35 years of experience as a lawyer specializing in workplace issues, including wrongful dismissal, grievance arbitration, disability accommodation and workplace discrimination. Among her many roles, she was the first Chair of the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal in 1988.

Best Lawyers is a longstanding peer-review guide. The 2017 edition is their 11th annual list of Best Lawyers in Canada.

congratsBeth adds this to a long list of accolades. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, and she was elected by her peers to four terms as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She was awarded the Law Society Medal in 1996. Beth has been voted one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada and recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence.

You can read more about Beth’s practice here.

Millard & Company specializes in employment and human rights law and has represented parties in many cases both inside and outside of the courtroom.

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